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Latest Auras News

Below is our complete Auras news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Auras Streaming "Infinite Influence"

Canadian progressive metal band Auras has released a new track titled "Infinite Influence" from the group's new LP "Heliospectrum" that is due out later this month.

"We wanted to tell a story with Infinite Influence using an ascending rhythmic arrangement that maneuvers into different dimensions paired with equal movements in melody," says drummer Nathan Bulla. "The inclusion of a guest guitar solo from our good friend Aaron Marshall attempts to pull the listener in at a pinnacle part in the journey only to be supervened in a destructive conclusion which returns to the initial theme, bringing an air of the darker 'Crestfallen' EP sound back into play.

"As for our upcoming tour with Toothgrinder, we are thrilled to be supporting the release of Heliospectrum with a band that shares a similar vision for relentless movement and organized recklessness, and can't wait to bring the lively energy of these songs to stage!"


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Toothgrinder Announces Fall Tour

New Jersey's Toothgrinder has made a serious commitment to touring in 2016 and the band shows no signs of stopping or slowing down while promoting its Spinefarm Records debut "Nocturnal Masquerade."

The band will further wear down the tread on the tires by embarking on a headline run in the fall - this time with Auras and Moon Tooth in tow. The band comments:

"We are super stoked that the people over at MetalSucks decided to sponsor our first headlining run. The tour will be supported by two fantastic acts - Auras and Moon Tooth. They both add a ton of diversity to the package and can not thank them enough. We will be making a couple of pitstops at The Texas Revolution And So What!? Festivals. Please come out and support."

10/13: New York, NY @ Saint Vitus*
10/14: Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry*
10/16: Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew
10/17: Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub
10/18: St. Louis, MO @ Flubber
10/19: Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
10/20: Fayetteville, AR @ Nomad's
10/22: Austin, TX @ Texas Revolution
10/23: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/26: Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub
10/27: Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
*No Moon Tooth More...

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Auras Posts New Songs

Canadian progressive metal band Auras just released two new tracks roughly one month before the drop date for new LP "Heliospectrum." The music video for "Dream Elixir" is available below, along with a stream for the "Spiral" track.

"Heliospectrum" will be be released on September 30th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne) / Good Fight Music. The album was produced by Anthony Calabretta (Stereos, Abandon All Ships), with engineering/editing by Cameron McLellan (Protest The Hero, Intervals).

1. Waterstone
2. The Ripple Effect
3. Eloquence
4. Stars
5. Cosmic Black
6. Spiral
7. Chronos Fear
8. Dream Elixir
9. Infinite Influence
10. Solar Pulse More...

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Auras Streams New Song "Waterstone"

Djent/progressive metal outfit Auras premieres a new song entitled "Waterstone", taken from the upcoming new album "Heliospectrum", which will be out in stores September 30 via eOne Music/Good Fight Music.

Anthony Calabretta (Stereos, Abandon All Ships) produced the album with engineering and editing done by Cameron McLellan (Protest The Hero, Intervals).

Comments frontman Josh Ligaya: "Waterstone is the first track off of Heliospectrum which opens the door to a new era of Auras. The LP is a seamless mix of our two previous releases combined with new elements that we brought to the table.

"We couldn’t be anymore excited to show the fans a new melodic approach which we heavily experimented with throughout the entire album. The album design (D-DUB Designs) is an immaculate representation of this newly developed sound, which we hope all the fans will thoroughly enjoy." More...

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Mandroid Echostar Announces North American Tour

Canadian prog-metal band Mandroid Echostar will hit the road this spring for a co-headline North American tour with Auras and support act Native Construct.

The band is touring in support o recently released album, "Coral Throne" (reviewed here), which can be streamed in full below. Catch Mandroid Echostar live on these tour dates:

May 5 - Hamilton, ON - Absinthe
May 6 - Guelph, ON - Dstrct
May 7 - Oshawa, ON - TBA
May 9 - Joilet, IL - Bada Brew
May 11 - Winnipeg, MB - The Pyramid
May 12 - Saskatoon, SK - Le Relais
May 13 - Medicine Hat, AB - TBA
May 14 - Calgary, AB - The Gate (Sait)
May 16 - Edmonton, AB - Mercury Room
May 18 - Vancouver, BC - The Venue
May 19 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7
May 20 - Portland, OR - Ash Street
May 21 - Boise, ID - Shredder
May 23 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Lounge
May 24 - Omaha, NE - Lookout Lounge
May 26 - Valparaiso, IN - Big Shots
May 28 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
May 30 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual
May 31 - Quebec City, QC - L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
June 1 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
June 2 - London, ON - Rum Runners
June 3 - Barrie, ON - Roxy Side Room
June 4 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground More...

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Auras Releases New EP

Canadian progressive metal band Auras today released "Crestfallen," an all new EP via eOne Music / Good Fight Music. The last track on the EP, titled "Boundless," can be streamed below.

"We're extremely proud to present our new release," says drummer Nathan Bulla. "This EP reflects our development as a band, and we are excited to hit the road playing this new material."

New EP "Crestfallen" is the band's follow-up to "Panacea," which was released in 2013. The "Crestfallen" track listing is as follows:

1. Thrown
2. Terrene
3. Inordinate
4. Adverse Condition
5. Boundless More...

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Auras Signs With eOne

Canadian progressive metal band Auras has signed a deal with Entertainment One Music / Good Fight Music with plans to release "Crestfallen," an all-new EP on May 5th, 2015.

"We are proud to announce that we have signed with Good Fight/eOne Music! We are super excited and look forward to working with such amazing teams!" says guitarist Josh Ligaya.

The new EP will be the band's follow-up to "Panacea," which was released in 2013. The band also recently announced a new batch of tour dates supporting Chon and new label-mate headliners The Contortionist. View all tour dates right here. The "Crestfallen" track listing is as follows:

1. Thrown
2. Terrene
3. Inordinate
4. Adverse Condition
5. Boundless

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The Contortionist Announces Upcoming Shows

The Contortionist has announced a string of upcoming headlining U.S. tour dates alongside Chon and Auras. Dates for the trek are as follows:

5/9 - Davey's Uptown - Kansas City, MO
5/10 - The Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
5/11 - Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
5/12 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
5/14 - Mesa Music Hall - El Paso, TX
5/15 - Jack's Patio Bar - San Antonio, TX
5/16 - Trees - Dallas, TX
5/17 - The Abbey - Memphis, TN
5/19 - Fubar - St. Louis, MO
5/20 - Expo Five - Louisville, KY
5/21 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
5/23 - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
5/24 - The Voltage Lounge - Philadelphia, PA
5/26 - Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME
5/27 - Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
5/29 - Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
5/30 - The Shelter - Detroit, MI More...

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Auras Streaming New Track

Auras has posted a brand new track online titled "Sciolist," which comes off the upcoming EP "Panacea." Check out the song below. The EP is set for release on January 12th, 2013 and features guest vocals from Kyle Anderson of The Afterimage.

The "Panacea" EP was recorded and mixed by Chris Cosentino at Citadel Studio and mastered by Troy Glessner at Spectre Studio. Artwork was created by Daniel Wagner at D-Dub Designs.

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